titletitleATC Communications Blog - ATC Communications - ATC Communications <subtitle type="text"></subtitle> <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://www.atcnet.net"/> <id>http://www.atcnet.net/blog/itemlist/category/5-high-speed-internet</id> <updated>2017-11-23T11:44:29-07:00</updated> <generator uri="http://joomla.org" version="2.5">Joomla! - Open Source Content Management</generator> <link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.atcnet.net/blog/itemlist/category/5-high-speed-internet?format=feed&type=atom"/> <entry> <title>Internet with Safety Line <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://www.atcnet.net/safetyline"/> <published>2015-01-30T09:10:21-07:00</published> <updated>2015-01-30T09:10:21-07:00</updated> <id>http://www.atcnet.net/safetyline</id> <author> <name>Kyle Bradshaw</name> <email>kbradshaw@atccomm.com</email> </author> <summary type="html"><div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">We recently introduced a reduced rate, limited phone service which provides access to emergency services and allows you to bundle your voice/data at one low price!</span><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"><!-- START: Modules Anywhere --><div class="rokfeaturetable col4"> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-odd ft-column-first"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-classname" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <a href=" "><FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Download Speed</b></FONT> </a> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell-sub"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>Up to 3 Mbps</b> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>Up to 6 Mbps</b> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>Up to 10 Mbps</b> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-even"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-row-1" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Install Fee</b></FONT> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $37.50 </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $37.50 </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $37.50 </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-odd"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-row-1" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Monthly Charge</b></FONT> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>$46.45</b> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>$56.45</b> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>$71.45</b> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-even ft-column-last"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-row-1" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Safety Line</b></FONT> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> Included </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> Included </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> Included </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <!-- END: Modules Anywhere --></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"><br /> </span><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">What is a Safety Line Service (SLS)?</span></strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">The Safety Line Service is a standard land line connection that gives you access to most of the features of a normal land line without the cost. &nbsp;It is limited to 500 incoming minutes and 10 outgoing minutes per month (overages billed at $0.10 per minute. &nbsp;You will also be given the ability to place unlimited calls to ATC Communications, Directory Assistance (charges may apply), 911, or "0" for emergency agencies, such as police, fire, rescue or ambulance. &nbsp;The Safety Line Service <strong>must </strong>be bundled with DSL. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">Why do I need a Safety Line?</span></strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">We believe having access to a land line telephone is important for public safety. There are constant reminders of how important it is to have access to a dependable telephone service during emergencies. &nbsp;For example, a family in Southern Idaho recently lost their entire home to fire when they were unable to reach emergency personnel quickly due to a dead cell phone and no land line. By the time they drove to a neighbors home to use the phone the entire house was engulfed in flames and most of their possessions were gone.</span><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">Do I have to use the phone service?</span></strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">No. &nbsp;We do not require you to use the service that is provided to you. &nbsp;However, we do believe that a safety line will be beneficial to you in times of emergency. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">I don't want any phone line!&nbsp; Why can't I buy Internet only?</span></strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">We understand.&nbsp; Unfortunately, ATC Communications gets a lot of funding from the federal program <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/universal-service">Universal Service</a>.&nbsp; It was originally setup to ensure that customers in rural America had access to a the same dependable landline service that people in Urban areas have.&nbsp; Today, that funding is only available if a customer has landline service.&nbsp;&nbsp; We agree that the funding needs to shift from telephone service to broadband service.&nbsp; We welcome you to join our fight and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fcc.gov/contact-us">send a message to the FCC</a> or your local state representative.&nbsp; Ask them to support rural communications companies in their effort to deploy faster broadband in rural Idaho. <br /></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"></span></span></p></div></summary> <content type="html"><div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">We recently introduced a reduced rate, limited phone service which provides access to emergency services and allows you to bundle your voice/data at one low price!</span><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"><!-- START: Modules Anywhere --><div class="rokfeaturetable col4"> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-odd ft-column-first"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-classname" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <a href=" "><FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Download Speed</b></FONT> </a> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell-sub"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>Up to 3 Mbps</b> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>Up to 6 Mbps</b> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>Up to 10 Mbps</b> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-even"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-row-1" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Install Fee</b></FONT> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $37.50 </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $37.50 </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $37.50 </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-odd"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-row-1" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Monthly Charge</b></FONT> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>$46.45</b> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>$56.45</b> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>$71.45</b> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-even ft-column-last"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-row-1" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Safety Line</b></FONT> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> Included </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> Included </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> Included </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <!-- END: Modules Anywhere --></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"><br /> </span><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">What is a Safety Line Service (SLS)?</span></strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">The Safety Line Service is a standard land line connection that gives you access to most of the features of a normal land line without the cost. &nbsp;It is limited to 500 incoming minutes and 10 outgoing minutes per month (overages billed at $0.10 per minute. &nbsp;You will also be given the ability to place unlimited calls to ATC Communications, Directory Assistance (charges may apply), 911, or "0" for emergency agencies, such as police, fire, rescue or ambulance. &nbsp;The Safety Line Service <strong>must </strong>be bundled with DSL. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">Why do I need a Safety Line?</span></strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">We believe having access to a land line telephone is important for public safety. There are constant reminders of how important it is to have access to a dependable telephone service during emergencies. &nbsp;For example, a family in Southern Idaho recently lost their entire home to fire when they were unable to reach emergency personnel quickly due to a dead cell phone and no land line. By the time they drove to a neighbors home to use the phone the entire house was engulfed in flames and most of their possessions were gone.</span><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">Do I have to use the phone service?</span></strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">No. &nbsp;We do not require you to use the service that is provided to you. &nbsp;However, we do believe that a safety line will be beneficial to you in times of emergency. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">I don't want any phone line!&nbsp; Why can't I buy Internet only?</span></strong><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: black;"><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;">We understand.&nbsp; Unfortunately, ATC Communications gets a lot of funding from the federal program <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/universal-service">Universal Service</a>.&nbsp; It was originally setup to ensure that customers in rural America had access to a the same dependable landline service that people in Urban areas have.&nbsp; Today, that funding is only available if a customer has landline service.&nbsp;&nbsp; We agree that the funding needs to shift from telephone service to broadband service.&nbsp; We welcome you to join our fight and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fcc.gov/contact-us">send a message to the FCC</a> or your local state representative.&nbsp; Ask them to support rural communications companies in their effort to deploy faster broadband in rural Idaho. <br /></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black;"></span></span></p></div></content> <category term="High Speed Internet" /> </entry> <entry> <title>Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Arco 2015-01-12T15:38:39-07:00 2015-01-12T15:38:39-07:00 http://www.atcnet.net/blog/item/231-fiber-to-the-home-ftth Kyle Bradshaw kbradshaw@atccomm.com <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><div>&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/SomethingBig_Arco.gif" alt="SomethingBig Arco" width="558" height="394" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>At ATC, we're commited to our responsibility of keeping you connected to the world. As such, we've created a plan to provide you service utilizing the very best technology available. We're excited to announce that beginning May 2017, we'll<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;begin a brand-new “Fiber To The Home” project in Arco! &nbsp;So, if you happen to live on the "Hill", then you're in luck! &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="#who">Who will get fiber?</a><br /><a href="#benefits">Benefits of fiber?</a><br /><a href="#plan">The Construction Plan</a><br /><a href="#cq">Common Questions</a></p> <h3 style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><a id="who"></a>Who will get fiber?</h3> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">All of our&nbsp;current&nbsp;telephone and Internet customers on the "Hill" within the map boundaries will receive fiber in 2017.</p> <p>Questions?<a href="contact-us"> Contact us!</a></p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/Arco-fiber.gif" alt="Arco fiber" width="395" height="511" /></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/Not-A-Customer.gif" alt="Not A Customer" width="399" height="586" /></p> <p>Ready to sign up for fiber? <a href="contact-us">Contact us</a> today!</p> <h3><a id="benefits"></a>Benefits of Fiber</h3> <p><img src="images/fiber/Benefits_ARCO.jpg" alt="Benefits ARCO" /></p> <h3 style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</h3> <h3><a id="plan"></a>The Construction Plan</h3> <p><img src="images/fiber/Arco-Construction_Plan.gif" alt="Arco Construction Plan" width="431" height="833" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><a id="cq"></a>Common Questions</h3> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>What is fiber to the home?</strong><br />Fiber optic cable is a bundle of fiber optic threads made of pure glass each about the diameter of a human hair. Fiber optic cable uses light instead of electricity to carry a digital data signal. It is able to transmit information at virtually unlimited speed and capacity (higher bandwidth), thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Will fiber increase my monthly rate?</strong><br />No. Your fiber upgrade will not increase your Internet or telephone rates, unless you choose to upgrade your features or speed.&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Will I be charged for the installation of fiber to my home?</strong><br />No. We cover the full cost of the construction and installation of the new equipment during our construction period. There may be charges for new homes that are built after our construction period or homes that choose not to receive fiber during that window.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<strong>Do I still need a modem with Fiber-to-the-home internet service?</strong><br />No. Your fiber connection does not require a modem.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<strong>How will a fiber connection improve my life?</strong><br />Faster speeds, increased reliability, and unlimited bandwidth. This is the most advanced method to deliver high-speed internet. Plus, fiber is a great economic leveler for rural residents. Your home will have the same advanced connectivity as the most high-tech buildings in the world.&nbsp; We will have the ability to provide gigabit speeds to each home in the network.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<strong>Will getting fiber to my home disturb my yard or property?</strong><br />Though we may sometimes be required to dig across your yard to bury a new fiber line, our goal is to treat your property as if it were our own. We will always strive to promptly restore your property to a condition as close to original as possible. If you have questions or concerns about getting fiber to your home please feel free to call us.&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>How is fiber optic cable installed?</strong><br />First we bore, trench, or plow in duct underground. This is a good method because it has very little environmental impact. We then blow the fiber optic cable through the conduit using compressed air moving at very high speeds. The high-velocity air flow causes the cable to float, and that way we can feed it through easily.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Why a buried fiber network?</strong><br />Buried networks are all about Reliability, Reliability, Reliability! You can count on your fiber connection to work, from fire, to blizzard, to windstorm.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Will new equipment be installed at my home?</strong><br />Yes. The old Network Interface Device (NID) you currently have&nbsp; on the exterior of your home may be replaced by a slightly larger Optical Network Terminal (ONT). The ONT converts the optical signal to Ethernet. We will also be installing a power supply and battery backup for the electronics. The ONT requires electricity. Since fiber cannot carry an electric power charge like copper used to, a battery backup is required to power your phone service in the event of a general power outage. This battery is designed to last for 8 or more hours, depending on phone usage. Typically, the electronics use .001 kwh per month.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Will Fiber increase the Value of my home?</strong><br />Fiber to the home could increase the value of your home by as much as $7,000, according to the Fiber-to-the-Home Council. Our investment in your home means more money in your pocket. More importantly, fiber to your home means a higher quality of life for you in this digital information age.<br />Fiber will also naturally lead to more economic development in Arco due to the advanced technology and internet commerce opportunities available in the area. This is especially important in rural areas, where a gap has traditionally existed in diverse economic opportunities.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Will any services continue to be offered using the current copper lines?</strong>&nbsp;<br />No.&nbsp; All services will be provided over the new fiber optic cable only.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<strong>What should I expect during the upgrade?</strong><br />We will be making our way door to door to do a site survey and to let you know when your fiber connection is ready for service. When everything is in place, we will need to schedule an appointment with you for the final hookup to the network inside your home. We will need an adult present at that time.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Will there be any downtime or an interruption in service?</strong><br />&nbsp;Making the switch from your current service (over copper wires) to the new service (over fiber optics) should only take a few minutes.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Does my home need to be wired differently to take advantage of fiber-to-the-home?</strong><br />The new fiber&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #969696; color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;ONT&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;separates the phone and internet signal, so they will need to travel over separate wires inside your home. After the&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #ffff00;">&nbsp; fiber&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;is ready and the ONT is installed we may have to run new interior wiring. A&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #12ca1a;">&nbsp; CAT5 Ethernet cable&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;is required to connect your&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #2c2ded; color: #ffffff;">&nbsp; router&nbsp;</span>.&nbsp; If your home doesn’t have a CAT5 Ethernet cable, ATC will run a new cable free of charge.&nbsp; Your landline phone will continue to use the&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #ff0000; color: #ffffff;">&nbsp; existing house wiring&nbsp;</span>.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/ArcoFiberHouse.gif" alt="ArcoFiberHouse" width="385" height="592" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><div>&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/SomethingBig_Arco.gif" alt="SomethingBig Arco" width="558" height="394" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>At ATC, we're commited to our responsibility of keeping you connected to the world. As such, we've created a plan to provide you service utilizing the very best technology available. We're excited to announce that beginning May 2017, we'll<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;begin a brand-new “Fiber To The Home” project in Arco! &nbsp;So, if you happen to live on the "Hill", then you're in luck! &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="#who">Who will get fiber?</a><br /><a href="#benefits">Benefits of fiber?</a><br /><a href="#plan">The Construction Plan</a><br /><a href="#cq">Common Questions</a></p> <h3 style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><a id="who"></a>Who will get fiber?</h3> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">All of our&nbsp;current&nbsp;telephone and Internet customers on the "Hill" within the map boundaries will receive fiber in 2017.</p> <p>Questions?<a href="contact-us"> Contact us!</a></p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/Arco-fiber.gif" alt="Arco fiber" width="395" height="511" /></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/Not-A-Customer.gif" alt="Not A Customer" width="399" height="586" /></p> <p>Ready to sign up for fiber? <a href="contact-us">Contact us</a> today!</p> <h3><a id="benefits"></a>Benefits of Fiber</h3> <p><img src="images/fiber/Benefits_ARCO.jpg" alt="Benefits ARCO" /></p> <h3 style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</h3> <h3><a id="plan"></a>The Construction Plan</h3> <p><img src="images/fiber/Arco-Construction_Plan.gif" alt="Arco Construction Plan" width="431" height="833" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><a id="cq"></a>Common Questions</h3> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>What is fiber to the home?</strong><br />Fiber optic cable is a bundle of fiber optic threads made of pure glass each about the diameter of a human hair. Fiber optic cable uses light instead of electricity to carry a digital data signal. It is able to transmit information at virtually unlimited speed and capacity (higher bandwidth), thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Will fiber increase my monthly rate?</strong><br />No. Your fiber upgrade will not increase your Internet or telephone rates, unless you choose to upgrade your features or speed.&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Will I be charged for the installation of fiber to my home?</strong><br />No. We cover the full cost of the construction and installation of the new equipment during our construction period. There may be charges for new homes that are built after our construction period or homes that choose not to receive fiber during that window.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<strong>Do I still need a modem with Fiber-to-the-home internet service?</strong><br />No. Your fiber connection does not require a modem.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<strong>How will a fiber connection improve my life?</strong><br />Faster speeds, increased reliability, and unlimited bandwidth. This is the most advanced method to deliver high-speed internet. Plus, fiber is a great economic leveler for rural residents. Your home will have the same advanced connectivity as the most high-tech buildings in the world.&nbsp; We will have the ability to provide gigabit speeds to each home in the network.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<strong>Will getting fiber to my home disturb my yard or property?</strong><br />Though we may sometimes be required to dig across your yard to bury a new fiber line, our goal is to treat your property as if it were our own. We will always strive to promptly restore your property to a condition as close to original as possible. If you have questions or concerns about getting fiber to your home please feel free to call us.&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>How is fiber optic cable installed?</strong><br />First we bore, trench, or plow in duct underground. This is a good method because it has very little environmental impact. We then blow the fiber optic cable through the conduit using compressed air moving at very high speeds. The high-velocity air flow causes the cable to float, and that way we can feed it through easily.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Why a buried fiber network?</strong><br />Buried networks are all about Reliability, Reliability, Reliability! You can count on your fiber connection to work, from fire, to blizzard, to windstorm.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Will new equipment be installed at my home?</strong><br />Yes. The old Network Interface Device (NID) you currently have&nbsp; on the exterior of your home may be replaced by a slightly larger Optical Network Terminal (ONT). The ONT converts the optical signal to Ethernet. We will also be installing a power supply and battery backup for the electronics. The ONT requires electricity. Since fiber cannot carry an electric power charge like copper used to, a battery backup is required to power your phone service in the event of a general power outage. This battery is designed to last for 8 or more hours, depending on phone usage. Typically, the electronics use .001 kwh per month.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Will Fiber increase the Value of my home?</strong><br />Fiber to the home could increase the value of your home by as much as $7,000, according to the Fiber-to-the-Home Council. Our investment in your home means more money in your pocket. More importantly, fiber to your home means a higher quality of life for you in this digital information age.<br />Fiber will also naturally lead to more economic development in Arco due to the advanced technology and internet commerce opportunities available in the area. This is especially important in rural areas, where a gap has traditionally existed in diverse economic opportunities.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Will any services continue to be offered using the current copper lines?</strong>&nbsp;<br />No.&nbsp; All services will be provided over the new fiber optic cable only.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<strong>What should I expect during the upgrade?</strong><br />We will be making our way door to door to do a site survey and to let you know when your fiber connection is ready for service. When everything is in place, we will need to schedule an appointment with you for the final hookup to the network inside your home. We will need an adult present at that time.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Will there be any downtime or an interruption in service?</strong><br />&nbsp;Making the switch from your current service (over copper wires) to the new service (over fiber optics) should only take a few minutes.</p> <p style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Does my home need to be wired differently to take advantage of fiber-to-the-home?</strong><br />The new fiber&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #969696; color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;ONT&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;separates the phone and internet signal, so they will need to travel over separate wires inside your home. After the&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #ffff00;">&nbsp; fiber&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;is ready and the ONT is installed we may have to run new interior wiring. A&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #12ca1a;">&nbsp; CAT5 Ethernet cable&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;is required to connect your&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #2c2ded; color: #ffffff;">&nbsp; router&nbsp;</span>.&nbsp; If your home doesn’t have a CAT5 Ethernet cable, ATC will run a new cable free of charge.&nbsp; Your landline phone will continue to use the&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #ff0000; color: #ffffff;">&nbsp; existing house wiring&nbsp;</span>.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/ArcoFiberHouse.gif" alt="ArcoFiberHouse" width="385" height="592" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Malad 2015-01-12T14:37:58-07:00 2015-01-12T14:37:58-07:00 http://www.atcnet.net/blog/item/230-fiber-to-the-home-ftth Kyle Bradshaw kbradshaw@atccomm.com <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><h2>Updates:</h2> <p><a href="blog/item/257-atc-donates-to-the-nell-j-redfield-memorial-hospital-malad-id">March 2016 UPDATE</a></p> <p><a href="blog">September 17th, 2015 UPDATE</a></p> <h2><img src="images/fiber/malad-fiber-optic-internet-something-big.jpg" alt="malad-fiber-optic-internet-something-big" /></h2> <h3>We have very exciting news to share with everyone living in Malad.</h3> <p>My family has had the pleasure of serving rural communities for over 80 years. We’re committed to our responsibility of keeping you connected to the world. In our quest to bring you the best communications experience possible, we’ve created a plan to provide you with service using the best technology available. Over the next few years, we will be rolling out this plan, and begin connecting every home and business to fiber optics. Fiber is the future of communications technology. You will have access to lightning fast Internet speeds along with reliability that is second to none. Fiber is faster, more efficient, and more secure than any other technology available - and our communities deserve the best. This is obviously a multi-million dollar project, and will take time to complete. We know that this investment in our <img style="margin: 5px; float: left;" src="images/fiber/gm.jpg" alt="gm" />communities will help our economy grow and provide more opportunities for our children.</p> <p>Please be patient with us as we roll out this plan to bring you the best broadband service available.</p> <p>Thank you for your patience, patronage, and friendship.&nbsp;</p> <p>Rich Redman <br />General Manager</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="current-customers" src="images/fiber/current-customers.gif" /><br />Stay informed of important developments and updates about our fiber project in Malad.&nbsp; Please enter your email address below.</p> <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <p><link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/slim-081711.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /></p> <div id="mc_embed_signup"><form action="//atcnet.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=f3dc6f2e7b9deafd2848caa9a&id=893bdf3969" method="post" id="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" name="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" class="validate" target="_blank" novalidate=""> <div id="mc_embed_signup_scroll"><input value="" name="EMAIL" class="email" id="mce-EMAIL" placeholder="email address" required="" type="email" /> <!-- real people should not fill this in and expect good things - do not remove this or risk form bot signups--> <div style="position: absolute; left: -5000px;"><input name="b_f3dc6f2e7b9deafd2848caa9a_893bdf3969" tabindex="-1" value="" type="text" /></div> <div class="close"><input value="Subscribe" name="subscribe" id="mc-embedded-subscribe" class="button" type="submit" /></div> </div> </form></div> <!--End mc_embed_signup--> <p><img alt="not-current-customers" src="images/fiber/not-current-customers.gif" /><br />If you're ready to make the switch to ATC's new fiber we need to hear from you today!&nbsp; Signup to get on our construction list <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=233">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="#who">Who will get fiber?</a><br /><a href="#benefits">Benefits of fiber?</a><br /><a href="#plan">The Construction Plan</a><br /><a href="#cq">Common Questions</a></p> <h3><a name="who"></a>Who will get fiber?</h3> <p>All of our <span style="text-decoration: underline;">current</span> telephone and Internet customers within the map boundaries will receive fiber.<br />Not a current customer?&nbsp; Be sure to <a href="fiber/item/233">contact us</a> if you want fiber.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/malad-fiber-map.jpg" alt="malad-fiber-map" /></p> <h3>&nbsp; <a name="benefits"></a>Benefits of Fiber</h3> <p><img src="images/fiber/malad-fiber-benefits.jpg" alt="malad-fiber-benefits" /></p> <p><img src="images/fiber/malad-fiber-quote.gif" alt="malad-fiber-quote" height="114" width="550" /></p> <p><a name="plan"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/malad-fiber-plan.gif" alt="malad-fiber-plan" /></p> <h3><a name="cq"></a>Common Questions</h3> <p><strong>What is fiber to the home?</strong><br />Fiber optic cable is a bundle of fiber optic threads made of pure glass each about the diameter of a human hair. Fiber optic cable uses light instead of electricity to carry a digital data signal. It is able to transmit information at virtually unlimited speed and capacity (higher bandwidth), thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure.<br /><br /><strong>Will fiber increase my monthly rate?</strong><br />No. Your fiber upgrade will not increase your Internet or telephone rates, unless you choose to upgrade your features or speed. <br /><br /><strong>Will I be charged for the installation of fiber to my home?</strong><br />No. We cover the full cost of the construction and installation of the new equipment during our construction period. There may be charges for new homes that are built after our construction period or homes that choose not to receive fiber during that window. &nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Do I still need a modem with Fiber-to-the-home internet service?</strong><br />No. Your fiber connection does not require a modem. <br /><br /><strong>How will a fiber connection improve my life?</strong><br />Faster speeds, increased reliability, and unlimited bandwidth. This is the most advanced method to deliver high-speed internet. Plus, fiber is a great economic leveler for rural residents. Your home will have the same advanced connectivity as the most high-tech buildings in the world.&nbsp; We will have the ability to provide gigabit speeds to each home in the network. <br /><br /><strong>Will getting fiber to my home disturb my yard or property?</strong><br />Though we may sometimes be required to dig across your yard to bury a new fiber line, our goal is to treat your property as if it were our own. We will always strive to promptly restore your property to a condition as close to original as possible. If you have questions or concerns about getting fiber to your home please feel free to call us. <br /><br /><strong>How is fiber optic cable installed?</strong><br />First we bore, trench, or plow in duct underground. This is a good method because it has very little environmental impact. We then blow the fiber optic cable through the conduit using compressed air moving at very high speeds. The high-velocity air flow causes the cable to float, and that way we can feed it through easily.<br /><br /><strong>Why a buried fiber network?</strong><br />Buried networks are all about Reliability, Reliability, Reliability! You can count on your fiber connection to work, from fire, to blizzard, to windstorm.<br /><br /><strong>Will new equipment be installed at my home?</strong><br />Yes. The old Network Interface Device (NID) you currently have&nbsp; on the exterior of your home may be replaced by a slightly larger Optical Network Terminal (ONT). The ONT converts the optical signal to Ethernet. We will also be installing a power supply and battery backup for the electronics. The ONT requires electricity. Since fiber cannot carry an electric power charge like copper used to, a battery backup is required to power your phone service in the event of a general power outage. This battery is designed to last for 8 or more hours, depending on phone usage. Typically, the electronics use .001 kwh per month.<br /><br /><strong>Will Fiber increase the Value of my home?</strong><br />Fiber to the home could increase the value of your home by as much as $7,000, according to the Fiber-to-the-Home Council. Our investment in your home means more money in your pocket. More importantly, fiber to your home means a higher quality of life for you in this digital information age.<br />Fiber will also naturally lead to more economic development in Malad due to the advanced technology and internet commerce opportunities available in the area. This is especially important in rural areas, where a gap has traditionally existed in diverse economic opportunities.<br /><br /><strong>Will any services continue to be offered using the current copper lines?</strong> <br />No.&nbsp; All services will be provided over the new fiber optic cable only. &nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>What should I expect during the upgrade?</strong><br />We will be making our way door to door to do a site survey and to let you know when your fiber connection is ready for service. When everything is in place, we will need to schedule an appointment with you for the final hookup to the network inside your home. We will need an adult present at that time.</p> <p><strong>Will there be any downtime or an interruption in service?</strong><br />&nbsp;Making the switch from your current service (over copper wires) to the new service (over fiber optics) should only take a few minutes.<br /><br /><strong>Does my home need to be wired differently to take advantage of fiber-to-the-home?</strong><br />The new fiber&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #969696; color: #ffffff;"> ONT&nbsp;</span> separates the phone and internet signal, so they will need to travel over separate wires inside your home. After the&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #ffff00;">&nbsp; fiber&nbsp;</span> is ready and the ONT is installed we may have to run new interior wiring. A&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #12ca1a;">&nbsp; CAT5 Ethernet cable&nbsp;</span> is required to connect your&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #2c2ded; color: #ffffff;">&nbsp; router </span>.&nbsp; If your home doesn’t have a CAT5 Ethernet cable, ATC will run a new cable free of charge.&nbsp; Your landline phone will continue to use the&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #ff0000; color: #ffffff;">&nbsp; existing house wiring </span>.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/malad-home-wiring.gif" alt="malad-home-wiring" height="417" width="400" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><h2>Updates:</h2> <p><a href="blog/item/257-atc-donates-to-the-nell-j-redfield-memorial-hospital-malad-id">March 2016 UPDATE</a></p> <p><a href="blog">September 17th, 2015 UPDATE</a></p> <h2><img src="images/fiber/malad-fiber-optic-internet-something-big.jpg" alt="malad-fiber-optic-internet-something-big" /></h2> <h3>We have very exciting news to share with everyone living in Malad.</h3> <p>My family has had the pleasure of serving rural communities for over 80 years. We’re committed to our responsibility of keeping you connected to the world. In our quest to bring you the best communications experience possible, we’ve created a plan to provide you with service using the best technology available. Over the next few years, we will be rolling out this plan, and begin connecting every home and business to fiber optics. Fiber is the future of communications technology. You will have access to lightning fast Internet speeds along with reliability that is second to none. Fiber is faster, more efficient, and more secure than any other technology available - and our communities deserve the best. This is obviously a multi-million dollar project, and will take time to complete. We know that this investment in our <img style="margin: 5px; float: left;" src="images/fiber/gm.jpg" alt="gm" />communities will help our economy grow and provide more opportunities for our children.</p> <p>Please be patient with us as we roll out this plan to bring you the best broadband service available.</p> <p>Thank you for your patience, patronage, and friendship.&nbsp;</p> <p>Rich Redman <br />General Manager</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="current-customers" src="images/fiber/current-customers.gif" /><br />Stay informed of important developments and updates about our fiber project in Malad.&nbsp; Please enter your email address below.</p> <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <p><link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/slim-081711.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /></p> <div id="mc_embed_signup"><form action="//atcnet.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=f3dc6f2e7b9deafd2848caa9a&id=893bdf3969" method="post" id="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" name="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" class="validate" target="_blank" novalidate=""> <div id="mc_embed_signup_scroll"><input value="" name="EMAIL" class="email" id="mce-EMAIL" placeholder="email address" required="" type="email" /> <!-- real people should not fill this in and expect good things - do not remove this or risk form bot signups--> <div style="position: absolute; left: -5000px;"><input name="b_f3dc6f2e7b9deafd2848caa9a_893bdf3969" tabindex="-1" value="" type="text" /></div> <div class="close"><input value="Subscribe" name="subscribe" id="mc-embedded-subscribe" class="button" type="submit" /></div> </div> </form></div> <!--End mc_embed_signup--> <p><img alt="not-current-customers" src="images/fiber/not-current-customers.gif" /><br />If you're ready to make the switch to ATC's new fiber we need to hear from you today!&nbsp; Signup to get on our construction list <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=233">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="#who">Who will get fiber?</a><br /><a href="#benefits">Benefits of fiber?</a><br /><a href="#plan">The Construction Plan</a><br /><a href="#cq">Common Questions</a></p> <h3><a name="who"></a>Who will get fiber?</h3> <p>All of our <span style="text-decoration: underline;">current</span> telephone and Internet customers within the map boundaries will receive fiber.<br />Not a current customer?&nbsp; Be sure to <a href="fiber/item/233">contact us</a> if you want fiber.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/malad-fiber-map.jpg" alt="malad-fiber-map" /></p> <h3>&nbsp; <a name="benefits"></a>Benefits of Fiber</h3> <p><img src="images/fiber/malad-fiber-benefits.jpg" alt="malad-fiber-benefits" /></p> <p><img src="images/fiber/malad-fiber-quote.gif" alt="malad-fiber-quote" height="114" width="550" /></p> <p><a name="plan"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/malad-fiber-plan.gif" alt="malad-fiber-plan" /></p> <h3><a name="cq"></a>Common Questions</h3> <p><strong>What is fiber to the home?</strong><br />Fiber optic cable is a bundle of fiber optic threads made of pure glass each about the diameter of a human hair. Fiber optic cable uses light instead of electricity to carry a digital data signal. It is able to transmit information at virtually unlimited speed and capacity (higher bandwidth), thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure.<br /><br /><strong>Will fiber increase my monthly rate?</strong><br />No. Your fiber upgrade will not increase your Internet or telephone rates, unless you choose to upgrade your features or speed. <br /><br /><strong>Will I be charged for the installation of fiber to my home?</strong><br />No. We cover the full cost of the construction and installation of the new equipment during our construction period. There may be charges for new homes that are built after our construction period or homes that choose not to receive fiber during that window. &nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Do I still need a modem with Fiber-to-the-home internet service?</strong><br />No. Your fiber connection does not require a modem. <br /><br /><strong>How will a fiber connection improve my life?</strong><br />Faster speeds, increased reliability, and unlimited bandwidth. This is the most advanced method to deliver high-speed internet. Plus, fiber is a great economic leveler for rural residents. Your home will have the same advanced connectivity as the most high-tech buildings in the world.&nbsp; We will have the ability to provide gigabit speeds to each home in the network. <br /><br /><strong>Will getting fiber to my home disturb my yard or property?</strong><br />Though we may sometimes be required to dig across your yard to bury a new fiber line, our goal is to treat your property as if it were our own. We will always strive to promptly restore your property to a condition as close to original as possible. If you have questions or concerns about getting fiber to your home please feel free to call us. <br /><br /><strong>How is fiber optic cable installed?</strong><br />First we bore, trench, or plow in duct underground. This is a good method because it has very little environmental impact. We then blow the fiber optic cable through the conduit using compressed air moving at very high speeds. The high-velocity air flow causes the cable to float, and that way we can feed it through easily.<br /><br /><strong>Why a buried fiber network?</strong><br />Buried networks are all about Reliability, Reliability, Reliability! You can count on your fiber connection to work, from fire, to blizzard, to windstorm.<br /><br /><strong>Will new equipment be installed at my home?</strong><br />Yes. The old Network Interface Device (NID) you currently have&nbsp; on the exterior of your home may be replaced by a slightly larger Optical Network Terminal (ONT). The ONT converts the optical signal to Ethernet. We will also be installing a power supply and battery backup for the electronics. The ONT requires electricity. Since fiber cannot carry an electric power charge like copper used to, a battery backup is required to power your phone service in the event of a general power outage. This battery is designed to last for 8 or more hours, depending on phone usage. Typically, the electronics use .001 kwh per month.<br /><br /><strong>Will Fiber increase the Value of my home?</strong><br />Fiber to the home could increase the value of your home by as much as $7,000, according to the Fiber-to-the-Home Council. Our investment in your home means more money in your pocket. More importantly, fiber to your home means a higher quality of life for you in this digital information age.<br />Fiber will also naturally lead to more economic development in Malad due to the advanced technology and internet commerce opportunities available in the area. This is especially important in rural areas, where a gap has traditionally existed in diverse economic opportunities.<br /><br /><strong>Will any services continue to be offered using the current copper lines?</strong> <br />No.&nbsp; All services will be provided over the new fiber optic cable only. &nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>What should I expect during the upgrade?</strong><br />We will be making our way door to door to do a site survey and to let you know when your fiber connection is ready for service. When everything is in place, we will need to schedule an appointment with you for the final hookup to the network inside your home. We will need an adult present at that time.</p> <p><strong>Will there be any downtime or an interruption in service?</strong><br />&nbsp;Making the switch from your current service (over copper wires) to the new service (over fiber optics) should only take a few minutes.<br /><br /><strong>Does my home need to be wired differently to take advantage of fiber-to-the-home?</strong><br />The new fiber&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #969696; color: #ffffff;"> ONT&nbsp;</span> separates the phone and internet signal, so they will need to travel over separate wires inside your home. After the&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #ffff00;">&nbsp; fiber&nbsp;</span> is ready and the ONT is installed we may have to run new interior wiring. A&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #12ca1a;">&nbsp; CAT5 Ethernet cable&nbsp;</span> is required to connect your&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #2c2ded; color: #ffffff;">&nbsp; router </span>.&nbsp; If your home doesn’t have a CAT5 Ethernet cable, ATC will run a new cable free of charge.&nbsp; Your landline phone will continue to use the&nbsp;<span style="background-color: #ff0000; color: #ffffff;">&nbsp; existing house wiring </span>.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="images/fiber/malad-home-wiring.gif" alt="malad-home-wiring" height="417" width="400" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Refer a Friend 2014-04-17T10:30:18-06:00 2014-04-17T10:30:18-06:00 http://www.atcnet.net/refer Marie Cummins mcummins@atccomm.com <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p><img src="images/blog/Refer-A-Friend_web.gif" alt="Refer A Friend web" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p><img src="images/blog/Refer-A-Friend_web.gif" alt="Refer A Friend web" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Albion 2014-01-24T05:00:00-07:00 2014-01-24T05:00:00-07:00 http://www.atcnet.net/blog/item/184-fiber-to-the-home-ftth Kyle Bradshaw kbradshaw@atccomm.com <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><h3><span style="color: #ff0000;">Update for January 12, 2015:</span></h3> <p>First, we would like to thank each and every customer in Albion for their patience and understanding during this project.</p> <p>We are excited to announce that 99% of the fiber project has been completed in Albion. In fact, we will be finishing up the last of the fiber splices (connecting all the fiber together) this week! Our next step is to move everyone over to the new fiber optic cable. We were hoping to have everyone on the fiber before the start of 2015, but unforeseen obstacles prevented us from making that deadline.</p> <p><strong>So, what can you expect?</strong> Over the next few months, we will be reaching out to every customer to schedule a “cut-over” time. If you have Internet services with us we will need to access your current DSL modem & router (if applicable). As an added bonus, we will turn up the speed on your internet connection for a few weeks so you can see what fiber can do! Enjoy!</p> <p><strong>Common Questions</strong></p> <p>Q: What do I do with my old modem? <br />A: You will no longer need it. If you'd like, we can take your old modem and dispose of it properly. <br /><br />Q: Will there be additional cleanup? <br />A: Absolutely! Winter is a bad time to do dirt cleanup (it's either mud or frozen solid) so we will wait until Spring. You can expect to see our crews back in town as soon as it warms up. If there is a specific location you would like to bring to our attention please <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=100&Itemid=124">send us a message</a>.</p> <p>Q: How fast of Internet can I receive? <br />A: Today we offer speeds up to 50Mb (upload and download). We hope to offer a 100Mb service soon. <br /><br />Q: How should I report problems with my new service? <br />A: Please call us directly at 673-5335. Be sure to mention that you have been cut over to fiber.</p> <h3><span style="color: #ff0000;">Update for September 8, 2014:</span></h3> <p>As summer comes to a close, we are pleased to announce that our Fiber-To-The-Home project is well underway. Much of the “leg work” has been completed, and we are getting closer to our end goal: Connecting each and every home in the Albion Valley to fiber optics.<br /><br /><strong>Remind Me...Why Fiber?</strong><br />Fiber is the future of communications. Fiber will give you access to the same speeds and services you’ll find in some of the largest cities in America. In fact, Albion is one of the first telephone exchanges in Idaho to go 100% fiber! Not only will fiber increase the value of your home, it will make your services more reliable and much faster! <br /><br /><strong>Project Overview:</strong><br />We have already buried duct to the majority of the homes in Albion. This is often the most inconvenient phase for homeowners. We recognize that it is never convenient for someone to dig on your property. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we finish up this laborious phase. <br />Once the duct is in place, we will begin preparing your home for fiber. This includes installing a small enclosure on the exterior of your home and possibly running new interior wires. Since each and every home is unique, we will work closely with each homeowner during this process. Your&nbsp; satisfaction is extremely important to us.<br />After each homeowner is set up for fiber, we will complete the process by “blowing” the fiber into the buried ducts, and making the final connections. We are optimistic that every homeowner will experience the joy of fiber by the end of the year!<br />Again, we truly appreciate your patience with us throughout this journey. We would love to answer any additional questions or concerns you may have. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can also follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/atccommunications">Facebook </a>or visit our <a href="blog">Blog</a> to keep updated on our project.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="fiber-header" src="images/fiber-header.gif" /></p> <p>A letter from Rich Redman, Vice President:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>I have some very exciting news to share with everyone living in the Albion Valley.</em></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>My family has had the pleasure of serving the Albion community for over 80 years. We’re committed to our responsibility of keeping you connected to the world. In our quest to bring you the best communications experience possible, we’ve created a plan to provide you with service using <em><em><img style="border: 4px solid #d2d1d1; float: right;" alt="rich-web-small" src="images/rich-web-small.gif" /></em></em>the best technology available. In 2014, we will be rolling out this plan, and begin connecting every home and business to fiber optics.</em></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>Fiber is the future of communications technology. You will have access to lightning fast Internet speeds along with reliability that is second to none. Fiber is faster, more efficient, and more secure than any other technology available - and our communities deserve the best.</em></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>This is obviously a multi-million dollar project, and will take time to complete. We know that this investment in our communities will&nbsp; help our economy grow and provide more opportunities for our children.&nbsp; Please be patient with us as we roll out this plan to bring you the best broadband service available. We have already started working and hope to have theAlbion Valley completed by the end of 2014. Thank you for your patience, patronage, </em><br /><em>and friendship.<br /><br />Rich Redman<br />General Manager<br /></em></p> <p><em><br /></em><a href="#an1">What is Fiber to the Home?</a><br /><a href="#an2">Who will get Fiber?</a><br /><a href="#an3">Our Deployment Plan</a><br /><a href="#an4">Common Questions</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"><strong><a name="an1"></a>What is Fiber to the Home?</strong></span></p> <p><img style="float: left;" alt="fiber-strands" src="images/fiber-strands.png" />Fiber optic cable is a bundle of fiber optic threads made of pure glass each about the diameter of a human hair. Fiber optic cable uses light instead of electricity to carry a digital data signal. It is able to transmit information at virtually unlimited speed and capacity (higher bandwidth), thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure.</p> <p>&nbsp;Benefits of Fiber Include:<br /><br /><strong>SPEED</strong><br />The fastest connection speed known to man - up into the gigabits. We will be offering an unmatched 50 Mb symmetrical residential speed to our customers with faster speeds coming soon!</p> <p><strong>RELIABILITY</strong><br />Fiber to the home uses a pure Ethernet connection&nbsp; without needing intermediate equipment like a modem. This results in a much more stable and reliable service. Fiber to the home virtually eliminates most equipment issues and downtime that you may experience over copper.</p> <p><strong>UNLIMITED BANDWIDTH</strong><br />Unlimited carrying capacity means NO CAPS. We will never cap your data usage, or throttle your speeds. Stream as much video as you like without ever worrying about overages.</p> <p><strong>DISTANCE</strong><br />Unlike copper, there is no resistance in the fiber optic cable, so the signal can travel much farther distances. This means we can now serve even the most remote customers in Albion.</p> <p><strong>LESS INTERFERENCE</strong><br />Because it’s light being transmitted, there is no interference from electromagnetic noise such as radios, motors, power lines, or other nearby cables. This means a clearer signal and better broadband connection for you. Even lighting strikes, which can be transmitted by copper cabling, are not transmitted by fiber-optic cable.</p> <p><strong>LESS MAINTENANCE</strong><br />Fiber optic cables costs less to maintain than traditional copper lines, saving us all time and money.</p> <!-- START: Snippets --><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DkQjF54gy9w?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><!-- END: Snippets --> <h2><a name="an2"></a>Who will get Fiber?</h2> <p>&nbsp;All of our customers living in the Albion Valley will be connected to fiber optic cable in 2014. If you do not currently have services from us, please <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=100&Itemid=124">contact us</a> to learn how you can get fiber.&nbsp;</p> <p>We are working on bringing fiber to more communities in years to come.&nbsp; We realize fiber is the future and eventually all of our copper cable will be replaced with fiber.&nbsp;&nbsp; Please <a href="https://www.facebook.com/atccommunications">follow us on facebook</a> and <a href="blog">read our blog</a> to stay informed and hear about our future fiber projects!<br /><img style="border: 4px solid #009cd1;" alt="Fiber-Map-Albion" src="images/Fiber-Map-Albion.jpg" /></p> <h2><br /><a name="an3"></a>Our Deployment Plan</h2> <p><img alt="plan" src="images/plan.gif" /></p> <h2><br /><a name="an4"></a>Common Questions</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Will fiber increase my monthly rate?</h4> <p>No. Your fiber upgrade will not increase your Internet or telephone rates, unless you choose to upgrade your features or speed.</p> <h4>Will I be charged for the installation of fiber to my home?</h4> <p>No. We cover the full cost of the construction and installation of the new equipment during our construction window. There may be charges for new homes that are built after our construction window or homes that choose not to receive fiber during that window. &nbsp;</p> <h4>Do I still need a modem with Fiber-to-the-home internet service?</h4> <p>No. Your fiber connection does not require a modem.</p> <h4>How will a fiber connection improve my life?</h4> <p>Faster speeds, increased reliability, and unlimited bandwidth. This is the most advanced method to deliver high-speed internet. Plus, fiber is a great economic leveler for rural residents. Your home will have the same advanced connectivity as the most high-tech buildings in the world.&nbsp; We will have the ability to provide gigabit speeds to each home in the network.</p> <h4>Will Fiber increase the Value of my home?</h4> <p>Fiber to the home could increase the value of your home by as much as $7,000, according to the Fiber-to-the-Home Council. Our investment in your home means more money in your pocket. More importantly, fiber to your home means a higher quality of life for you in this digital information age. Fiber will also naturally lead to more economic development in Albion due to the advanced technology and internet commerce opportunities available in the area. This is especially important in rural areas, where a gap has traditionally existed in diverse economic opportunities.</p> <h4>How is fiber optic cable installed?</h4> <p>First we bore, trench, or plow in duct underground. This is a good method because it has very little environmental impact. We then blow the fiber optic cable through the conduit using compressed air moving at very high speeds. The high-velocity air flow causes the cable to float, and that way we can feed it through easily.</p> <h4>Why a buried fiber network?</h4> <p>Buried networks are all about Reliability, Reliability, Reliability! You can count on your fiber connection to work, from fire, to blizzard, to windstorm.</p> <h4>Will new equipment be installed at my home?</h4> <p>Yes. The old Network Interface Device (NID) you currently have&nbsp; on the exterior of your home will be replaced by a slightly larger Optical Network Terminal (ONT). The ONT converts the optical signal to Ethernet. This unit will also contain the power supply and battery back up for the electronics. The ONT requires electricity. Since fiber cannot carry an electric power charge like copper used to, a battery back-up is required to power your phone service in the event of a general power outage. This battery is designed to last for 8 or more hours, depending on phone usage. Typically, the electronics use .001 kwh per month.</p> <h4>Will getting fiber to my home disturb my yard or property?</h4> <p>Though we may sometimes be required to dig across your yard to bury a new fiber line, our goal is to treat your property as if it were our own. Often, we will have buried conduit already in place. We will always strive to promptly restore your property to a condition as close to original as possible. If you have questions or concerns about getting fiber to your home please feel free to call us.</p> <h4>What should I expect during the upgrade?</h4> <p>We will be making our way door to door to do a site survey and to let you know when your fiber connection is ready for service. When everything is in place, we will need to schedule an appointment with you for the final hookup to the network inside your home. We will need an adult present at that time.</p> <h4>Does my home need to be wired differently to take advantage of fiber-to-the-home?</h4> <p>The new fiber ONT separates the phone and internet signal, so they will need to travel over separate wires inside your home. We will run new Cat5 (Ethernet) cables into your home and install our service to one phone jack and one Ethernet jack at a convenient location inside your home, so that you can hook up your phone, and computer or router.</p> <h2>Stay Connected!</h2> <p>Be sure to <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&layout=category&task=category&id=29&Itemid=143">read our blog</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/atccommunications">like us on facebook</a> to stay up-to-date on our fiber progress!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><h3><span style="color: #ff0000;">Update for January 12, 2015:</span></h3> <p>First, we would like to thank each and every customer in Albion for their patience and understanding during this project.</p> <p>We are excited to announce that 99% of the fiber project has been completed in Albion. In fact, we will be finishing up the last of the fiber splices (connecting all the fiber together) this week! Our next step is to move everyone over to the new fiber optic cable. We were hoping to have everyone on the fiber before the start of 2015, but unforeseen obstacles prevented us from making that deadline.</p> <p><strong>So, what can you expect?</strong> Over the next few months, we will be reaching out to every customer to schedule a “cut-over” time. If you have Internet services with us we will need to access your current DSL modem & router (if applicable). As an added bonus, we will turn up the speed on your internet connection for a few weeks so you can see what fiber can do! Enjoy!</p> <p><strong>Common Questions</strong></p> <p>Q: What do I do with my old modem? <br />A: You will no longer need it. If you'd like, we can take your old modem and dispose of it properly. <br /><br />Q: Will there be additional cleanup? <br />A: Absolutely! Winter is a bad time to do dirt cleanup (it's either mud or frozen solid) so we will wait until Spring. You can expect to see our crews back in town as soon as it warms up. If there is a specific location you would like to bring to our attention please <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=100&Itemid=124">send us a message</a>.</p> <p>Q: How fast of Internet can I receive? <br />A: Today we offer speeds up to 50Mb (upload and download). We hope to offer a 100Mb service soon. <br /><br />Q: How should I report problems with my new service? <br />A: Please call us directly at 673-5335. Be sure to mention that you have been cut over to fiber.</p> <h3><span style="color: #ff0000;">Update for September 8, 2014:</span></h3> <p>As summer comes to a close, we are pleased to announce that our Fiber-To-The-Home project is well underway. Much of the “leg work” has been completed, and we are getting closer to our end goal: Connecting each and every home in the Albion Valley to fiber optics.<br /><br /><strong>Remind Me...Why Fiber?</strong><br />Fiber is the future of communications. Fiber will give you access to the same speeds and services you’ll find in some of the largest cities in America. In fact, Albion is one of the first telephone exchanges in Idaho to go 100% fiber! Not only will fiber increase the value of your home, it will make your services more reliable and much faster! <br /><br /><strong>Project Overview:</strong><br />We have already buried duct to the majority of the homes in Albion. This is often the most inconvenient phase for homeowners. We recognize that it is never convenient for someone to dig on your property. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we finish up this laborious phase. <br />Once the duct is in place, we will begin preparing your home for fiber. This includes installing a small enclosure on the exterior of your home and possibly running new interior wires. Since each and every home is unique, we will work closely with each homeowner during this process. Your&nbsp; satisfaction is extremely important to us.<br />After each homeowner is set up for fiber, we will complete the process by “blowing” the fiber into the buried ducts, and making the final connections. We are optimistic that every homeowner will experience the joy of fiber by the end of the year!<br />Again, we truly appreciate your patience with us throughout this journey. We would love to answer any additional questions or concerns you may have. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can also follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/atccommunications">Facebook </a>or visit our <a href="blog">Blog</a> to keep updated on our project.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="fiber-header" src="images/fiber-header.gif" /></p> <p>A letter from Rich Redman, Vice President:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>I have some very exciting news to share with everyone living in the Albion Valley.</em></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>My family has had the pleasure of serving the Albion community for over 80 years. We’re committed to our responsibility of keeping you connected to the world. In our quest to bring you the best communications experience possible, we’ve created a plan to provide you with service using <em><em><img style="border: 4px solid #d2d1d1; float: right;" alt="rich-web-small" src="images/rich-web-small.gif" /></em></em>the best technology available. In 2014, we will be rolling out this plan, and begin connecting every home and business to fiber optics.</em></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>Fiber is the future of communications technology. You will have access to lightning fast Internet speeds along with reliability that is second to none. Fiber is faster, more efficient, and more secure than any other technology available - and our communities deserve the best.</em></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>This is obviously a multi-million dollar project, and will take time to complete. We know that this investment in our communities will&nbsp; help our economy grow and provide more opportunities for our children.&nbsp; Please be patient with us as we roll out this plan to bring you the best broadband service available. We have already started working and hope to have theAlbion Valley completed by the end of 2014. Thank you for your patience, patronage, </em><br /><em>and friendship.<br /><br />Rich Redman<br />General Manager<br /></em></p> <p><em><br /></em><a href="#an1">What is Fiber to the Home?</a><br /><a href="#an2">Who will get Fiber?</a><br /><a href="#an3">Our Deployment Plan</a><br /><a href="#an4">Common Questions</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"><strong><a name="an1"></a>What is Fiber to the Home?</strong></span></p> <p><img style="float: left;" alt="fiber-strands" src="images/fiber-strands.png" />Fiber optic cable is a bundle of fiber optic threads made of pure glass each about the diameter of a human hair. Fiber optic cable uses light instead of electricity to carry a digital data signal. It is able to transmit information at virtually unlimited speed and capacity (higher bandwidth), thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure.</p> <p>&nbsp;Benefits of Fiber Include:<br /><br /><strong>SPEED</strong><br />The fastest connection speed known to man - up into the gigabits. We will be offering an unmatched 50 Mb symmetrical residential speed to our customers with faster speeds coming soon!</p> <p><strong>RELIABILITY</strong><br />Fiber to the home uses a pure Ethernet connection&nbsp; without needing intermediate equipment like a modem. This results in a much more stable and reliable service. Fiber to the home virtually eliminates most equipment issues and downtime that you may experience over copper.</p> <p><strong>UNLIMITED BANDWIDTH</strong><br />Unlimited carrying capacity means NO CAPS. We will never cap your data usage, or throttle your speeds. Stream as much video as you like without ever worrying about overages.</p> <p><strong>DISTANCE</strong><br />Unlike copper, there is no resistance in the fiber optic cable, so the signal can travel much farther distances. This means we can now serve even the most remote customers in Albion.</p> <p><strong>LESS INTERFERENCE</strong><br />Because it’s light being transmitted, there is no interference from electromagnetic noise such as radios, motors, power lines, or other nearby cables. This means a clearer signal and better broadband connection for you. Even lighting strikes, which can be transmitted by copper cabling, are not transmitted by fiber-optic cable.</p> <p><strong>LESS MAINTENANCE</strong><br />Fiber optic cables costs less to maintain than traditional copper lines, saving us all time and money.</p> <!-- START: Snippets --><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DkQjF54gy9w?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><!-- END: Snippets --> <h2><a name="an2"></a>Who will get Fiber?</h2> <p>&nbsp;All of our customers living in the Albion Valley will be connected to fiber optic cable in 2014. If you do not currently have services from us, please <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=100&Itemid=124">contact us</a> to learn how you can get fiber.&nbsp;</p> <p>We are working on bringing fiber to more communities in years to come.&nbsp; We realize fiber is the future and eventually all of our copper cable will be replaced with fiber.&nbsp;&nbsp; Please <a href="https://www.facebook.com/atccommunications">follow us on facebook</a> and <a href="blog">read our blog</a> to stay informed and hear about our future fiber projects!<br /><img style="border: 4px solid #009cd1;" alt="Fiber-Map-Albion" src="images/Fiber-Map-Albion.jpg" /></p> <h2><br /><a name="an3"></a>Our Deployment Plan</h2> <p><img alt="plan" src="images/plan.gif" /></p> <h2><br /><a name="an4"></a>Common Questions</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Will fiber increase my monthly rate?</h4> <p>No. Your fiber upgrade will not increase your Internet or telephone rates, unless you choose to upgrade your features or speed.</p> <h4>Will I be charged for the installation of fiber to my home?</h4> <p>No. We cover the full cost of the construction and installation of the new equipment during our construction window. There may be charges for new homes that are built after our construction window or homes that choose not to receive fiber during that window. &nbsp;</p> <h4>Do I still need a modem with Fiber-to-the-home internet service?</h4> <p>No. Your fiber connection does not require a modem.</p> <h4>How will a fiber connection improve my life?</h4> <p>Faster speeds, increased reliability, and unlimited bandwidth. This is the most advanced method to deliver high-speed internet. Plus, fiber is a great economic leveler for rural residents. Your home will have the same advanced connectivity as the most high-tech buildings in the world.&nbsp; We will have the ability to provide gigabit speeds to each home in the network.</p> <h4>Will Fiber increase the Value of my home?</h4> <p>Fiber to the home could increase the value of your home by as much as $7,000, according to the Fiber-to-the-Home Council. Our investment in your home means more money in your pocket. More importantly, fiber to your home means a higher quality of life for you in this digital information age. Fiber will also naturally lead to more economic development in Albion due to the advanced technology and internet commerce opportunities available in the area. This is especially important in rural areas, where a gap has traditionally existed in diverse economic opportunities.</p> <h4>How is fiber optic cable installed?</h4> <p>First we bore, trench, or plow in duct underground. This is a good method because it has very little environmental impact. We then blow the fiber optic cable through the conduit using compressed air moving at very high speeds. The high-velocity air flow causes the cable to float, and that way we can feed it through easily.</p> <h4>Why a buried fiber network?</h4> <p>Buried networks are all about Reliability, Reliability, Reliability! You can count on your fiber connection to work, from fire, to blizzard, to windstorm.</p> <h4>Will new equipment be installed at my home?</h4> <p>Yes. The old Network Interface Device (NID) you currently have&nbsp; on the exterior of your home will be replaced by a slightly larger Optical Network Terminal (ONT). The ONT converts the optical signal to Ethernet. This unit will also contain the power supply and battery back up for the electronics. The ONT requires electricity. Since fiber cannot carry an electric power charge like copper used to, a battery back-up is required to power your phone service in the event of a general power outage. This battery is designed to last for 8 or more hours, depending on phone usage. Typically, the electronics use .001 kwh per month.</p> <h4>Will getting fiber to my home disturb my yard or property?</h4> <p>Though we may sometimes be required to dig across your yard to bury a new fiber line, our goal is to treat your property as if it were our own. Often, we will have buried conduit already in place. We will always strive to promptly restore your property to a condition as close to original as possible. If you have questions or concerns about getting fiber to your home please feel free to call us.</p> <h4>What should I expect during the upgrade?</h4> <p>We will be making our way door to door to do a site survey and to let you know when your fiber connection is ready for service. When everything is in place, we will need to schedule an appointment with you for the final hookup to the network inside your home. We will need an adult present at that time.</p> <h4>Does my home need to be wired differently to take advantage of fiber-to-the-home?</h4> <p>The new fiber ONT separates the phone and internet signal, so they will need to travel over separate wires inside your home. We will run new Cat5 (Ethernet) cables into your home and install our service to one phone jack and one Ethernet jack at a convenient location inside your home, so that you can hook up your phone, and computer or router.</p> <h2>Stay Connected!</h2> <p>Be sure to <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&layout=category&task=category&id=29&Itemid=143">read our blog</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/atccommunications">like us on facebook</a> to stay up-to-date on our fiber progress!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Change Password 2011-12-16T09:15:33-07:00 2011-12-16T09:15:33-07:00 http://www.atcnet.net/blog/item/101-change-password Kyle Bradshaw kbradshaw@atccomm.com <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>&nbsp;</p> <title>Change Your Password</title> <p><link rev="made" href="mailto:Jerry%20Workman" /> <base href="http://radius.atcnet.net/cgi-bin/poppass" /></p> <meta name="copyright" content="Copyright 1996-2000 Jerry Workman" /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><center> <h2>Change Password</h2> </center><hr /> <title>Changing ATCNet Dialup Password</title> <strong>DO NOT USE YOUR NAME AS A PASSWORD!</strong> In fact, you should avoid using actual words at all. You might take two short words and combine them with a special character or number, as in "robot4my', or 'eye-con'. You could also put together an acronym that is special to you, such as 'Notfsw' for 'None Of This Fancy Stuff Works." Of course, these examples are now BAD passwords, since they are here.<hr /><center><form method="post" action="/cgi-bin/poppass" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded"> <table border="2" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="CENTER" bgcolor="#e0e0e0"> <table border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="3"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="RIGHT">Email Address:</td> <td><input name="username" size="15" type="text" /> abc@atcnet.net</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="RIGHT">Old Password:</td> <td><input name="password" size="10" type="password" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="RIGHT">New Password:</td> <td><input name="newpassword1" size="10" type="password" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="RIGHT">Confirm New Password:</td> <td><input name="newpassword2" size="10" type="password" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <input name="action" value="Change Password" type="submit" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </form></center></blockquote> <div></div> <hr /> <p><a href="/">Home</a></p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>&nbsp;</p> <title>Change Your Password</title> <p><link rev="made" href="mailto:Jerry%20Workman" /> <base href="http://radius.atcnet.net/cgi-bin/poppass" /></p> <meta name="copyright" content="Copyright 1996-2000 Jerry Workman" /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><center> <h2>Change Password</h2> </center><hr /> <title>Changing ATCNet Dialup Password</title> <strong>DO NOT USE YOUR NAME AS A PASSWORD!</strong> In fact, you should avoid using actual words at all. You might take two short words and combine them with a special character or number, as in "robot4my', or 'eye-con'. You could also put together an acronym that is special to you, such as 'Notfsw' for 'None Of This Fancy Stuff Works." Of course, these examples are now BAD passwords, since they are here.<hr /><center><form method="post" action="/cgi-bin/poppass" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded"> <table border="2" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="CENTER" bgcolor="#e0e0e0"> <table border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="3"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="RIGHT">Email Address:</td> <td><input name="username" size="15" type="text" /> abc@atcnet.net</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="RIGHT">Old Password:</td> <td><input name="password" size="10" type="password" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="RIGHT">New Password:</td> <td><input name="newpassword1" size="10" type="password" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="RIGHT">Confirm New Password:</td> <td><input name="newpassword2" size="10" type="password" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <input name="action" value="Change Password" type="submit" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </form></center></blockquote> <div></div> <hr /> <p><a href="/">Home</a></p></div> Open Internet Policy 2011-11-18T09:21:26-07:00 2011-11-18T09:21:26-07:00 http://www.atcnet.net/open-internet-policy Kyle Bradshaw kbradshaw@atccomm.com <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>ATC ISP (the Company) is fully compliant with the FCC’s “Net Neutrality Rules.”&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Company does not block, slow or discriminate against the delivery of content from any and all lawful sites and applications.</p> <p>Below is a discussion of the implementation of the four core principles outlined in the “Net Neutrality Rules,” which are:</p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Transparency</p> <p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No Blocking</p> <p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No Unreasonable Discrimination</p> <p>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Reasonable Network Management</p> <p><br /><span class="heading1">Transparency Rule</span></p> <p>This section discloses the Company’s network management practices, network performance measurements and commercial terms of services.</p> <p>&nbsp;<br />Network Practices</p> <ol> <li>Congestion Management: The Company strives to have sufficient capacity in the Middle Mile to accommodate all traffic during peak usage periods.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Work is being done to add capacity to the last mile to accommodate all traffic during peak usage periods.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Where the work has not been completed, customers may experience congestion problems. The Company does not have any congestion management practices.</li> <li>Application-Specific Behavior: The Company does not rate-control any protocol or port or otherwise inhibits or favors certain applications or classes of applications.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Certain TCP and UDP port that have been used to hack customer equipment have been blocked for security reasons.</li> <li>&nbsp;Device Attachment Rules: The Company does not restrict any types of devises and no approval is required to connect devices to the network.</li> <li>Security: The Company has a practice to block ports that have been used to hack customer equipment to ensure end-user security and security of the network.</li> <li>Performance Characteristics</li> <li>Service Description: The Company provides an Internet connection using Ethernet, DSL, and wireless technology. The service is a best effort network which does not provide any guarantees that data will be delivered or that the user will be given a guaranteed quality of service level or a certain priority.</li> <li>Impact of Specialized Services: The Company does not offer any specialized services.</li> </ol> <p><br />Commercial Terms</p> <ul> <li>Pricing: Click <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=68&Itemid=231">here </a>for pricing.</li> <li>Privacy Policies: The Company’s network management practices does not include inspection of network traffic, traffic information is not stored or provided to third parties, and it is not used for non-network management purposes.</li> <li>Redress Options: Comments, questions or complaints can be sent to <a href="mailto:support@atcnet.net.">support@atcnet.net.</a> Issues are handled on a case by case basis.</li> </ul> <p><br /><span class="heading1">No Blocking</span></p> <p>The Company does not block lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices.</p> <p>&nbsp;<br /><span class="heading1">No Unreasonable Discrimination</span></p> <p>The Company does not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful network traffic over a consumer’s broadband Internet access service.</p> <p><br /><span class="heading1">Reasonable Network Management&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> <p>The Company has implemented reasonable practices to ensure network security and integrity, including by addressing traffic that is harmful to the network.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>ATC ISP (the Company) is fully compliant with the FCC’s “Net Neutrality Rules.”&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Company does not block, slow or discriminate against the delivery of content from any and all lawful sites and applications.</p> <p>Below is a discussion of the implementation of the four core principles outlined in the “Net Neutrality Rules,” which are:</p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Transparency</p> <p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No Blocking</p> <p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No Unreasonable Discrimination</p> <p>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Reasonable Network Management</p> <p><br /><span class="heading1">Transparency Rule</span></p> <p>This section discloses the Company’s network management practices, network performance measurements and commercial terms of services.</p> <p>&nbsp;<br />Network Practices</p> <ol> <li>Congestion Management: The Company strives to have sufficient capacity in the Middle Mile to accommodate all traffic during peak usage periods.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Work is being done to add capacity to the last mile to accommodate all traffic during peak usage periods.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Where the work has not been completed, customers may experience congestion problems. The Company does not have any congestion management practices.</li> <li>Application-Specific Behavior: The Company does not rate-control any protocol or port or otherwise inhibits or favors certain applications or classes of applications.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Certain TCP and UDP port that have been used to hack customer equipment have been blocked for security reasons.</li> <li>&nbsp;Device Attachment Rules: The Company does not restrict any types of devises and no approval is required to connect devices to the network.</li> <li>Security: The Company has a practice to block ports that have been used to hack customer equipment to ensure end-user security and security of the network.</li> <li>Performance Characteristics</li> <li>Service Description: The Company provides an Internet connection using Ethernet, DSL, and wireless technology. The service is a best effort network which does not provide any guarantees that data will be delivered or that the user will be given a guaranteed quality of service level or a certain priority.</li> <li>Impact of Specialized Services: The Company does not offer any specialized services.</li> </ol> <p><br />Commercial Terms</p> <ul> <li>Pricing: Click <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=68&Itemid=231">here </a>for pricing.</li> <li>Privacy Policies: The Company’s network management practices does not include inspection of network traffic, traffic information is not stored or provided to third parties, and it is not used for non-network management purposes.</li> <li>Redress Options: Comments, questions or complaints can be sent to <a href="mailto:support@atcnet.net.">support@atcnet.net.</a> Issues are handled on a case by case basis.</li> </ul> <p><br /><span class="heading1">No Blocking</span></p> <p>The Company does not block lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices.</p> <p>&nbsp;<br /><span class="heading1">No Unreasonable Discrimination</span></p> <p>The Company does not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful network traffic over a consumer’s broadband Internet access service.</p> <p><br /><span class="heading1">Reasonable Network Management&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> <p>The Company has implemented reasonable practices to ensure network security and integrity, including by addressing traffic that is harmful to the network.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> High Speed Internet 2011-11-18T10:48:48-07:00 2011-11-18T10:48:48-07:00 http://www.atcnet.net/internet Kyle Bradshaw kbradshaw@atccomm.com <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Speeds to Fit your Lifestyle</p></div><div class="K2FeedFullText"><p>Choose an Internet speed that fits your lifestyle.&nbsp; Not sure what speed is right for you? Click here for our <a href="support/item/126-which-internet-plan-is-right-for-me-how-fast-of-speed-do-i-need">Internet Speed Guide</a> or&nbsp; <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=100&Itemid=124">Contact Us</a> and we'll be glad to help.</p> <h3>Internet Pricing</h3> <h5>Requires Home Phone</h5> <p><img alt="internet pricing" src="images/internet_pricing.png" /></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>&nbsp;<img alt="no-phone" src="images/no-phone.gif" width="30" height="30" /></strong></p> </td> <td> <p style="text-align: left;">Don't need a home phone?&nbsp; Click <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=232&Itemid=327">here</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <!-- BEGIN OLARK CHAT IMAGE --> <p><a onclick="olark('api.box.expand')"> <img src="images/Chat-Box2.gif" border="0" /> </a></p> <!-- END OLARK CHAT IMAGE --> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong></strong>*Free install with 12 month contract.&nbsp; $50 install if no contract. Landline installation fees may apply. Plus taxes and fees. Landline phone includes unlimited local calling only.</p> <p>Not sure what speed your qualify for?&nbsp;<a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=100&Itemid=124"> Email us</a> or click below to chat with a customer service representative.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Modem & Router Pricing</h3> <!-- START: Modules Anywhere --><div class="rokfeaturetable col3"> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-odd ft-column-first"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-classname" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <a href=" "><FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Hardware</b></FONT> </a> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell-sub"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>DSL Modem</b> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <a href="http://www.atcnet.net/images/NetgearN300.pdf "><b>Basic Wireless Router</b> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style='height: 30px'> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <a href="http://www.atcnet.net/images/NetgearR6100.pdf "><b>Advanced Wireless Router</b> </a> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell-sub">Dual-Band, Longer Range </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-even"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-row-1" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Buy</b></FONT> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $55 </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $60 </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style='height: 30px'> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $99 </div> <div class="featuretable-cell-sub"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-odd ft-column-last"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-row-1" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Lease/Rent</b></FONT> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $4.95 /mo. </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> - </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style='height: 30px'> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> - </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <!-- END: Modules Anywhere --> <p>Ready to go Faster?<br /><a href="index.php?option=com_proforms&view=form&jid=1&Itemid=293"><img alt="sign-up-now" src="images/sign-up-now.png" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">Each Internet plan includes Internet connection, an unlimited internet account, 5 email addresses, free junk email filtering and free virus protection.</span><br /><span style="font-size: 8pt;">DSL speeds are measured from your local computer to a server that hosts the bandwidth meter test software. Because of circuit losses incurred in facilities from our equipment to your home, distance from your home to the server and other internet related losses, your bandwidth speed will never be equal to the Internet circuit speed that you ordered. For example, a 3 MB Internet circuit will never measure a full 3 MB but will more likely test at 2.9 MB. You may also perform the test 10 times and get 10 different readings.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">View our <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=83&Itemid=200">Open Internet Policy</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><!-- START: Snippets --><!-- Snippets Message: The snippet cannot be placed because it does not exist. --><!-- END: Snippets --></span></p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Speeds to Fit your Lifestyle</p></div><div class="K2FeedFullText"><p>Choose an Internet speed that fits your lifestyle.&nbsp; Not sure what speed is right for you? Click here for our <a href="support/item/126-which-internet-plan-is-right-for-me-how-fast-of-speed-do-i-need">Internet Speed Guide</a> or&nbsp; <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=100&Itemid=124">Contact Us</a> and we'll be glad to help.</p> <h3>Internet Pricing</h3> <h5>Requires Home Phone</h5> <p><img alt="internet pricing" src="images/internet_pricing.png" /></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>&nbsp;<img alt="no-phone" src="images/no-phone.gif" width="30" height="30" /></strong></p> </td> <td> <p style="text-align: left;">Don't need a home phone?&nbsp; Click <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=232&Itemid=327">here</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <!-- BEGIN OLARK CHAT IMAGE --> <p><a onclick="olark('api.box.expand')"> <img src="images/Chat-Box2.gif" border="0" /> </a></p> <!-- END OLARK CHAT IMAGE --> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong></strong>*Free install with 12 month contract.&nbsp; $50 install if no contract. Landline installation fees may apply. Plus taxes and fees. Landline phone includes unlimited local calling only.</p> <p>Not sure what speed your qualify for?&nbsp;<a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=100&Itemid=124"> Email us</a> or click below to chat with a customer service representative.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Modem & Router Pricing</h3> <!-- START: Modules Anywhere --><div class="rokfeaturetable col3"> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-odd ft-column-first"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-classname" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <a href=" "><FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Hardware</b></FONT> </a> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell-sub"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <b>DSL Modem</b> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <a href="http://www.atcnet.net/images/NetgearN300.pdf "><b>Basic Wireless Router</b> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style='height: 30px'> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <a href="http://www.atcnet.net/images/NetgearR6100.pdf "><b>Advanced Wireless Router</b> </a> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell-sub">Dual-Band, Longer Range </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-even"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-row-1" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Buy</b></FONT> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $55 </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $60 </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style='height: 30px'> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $99 </div> <div class="featuretable-cell-sub"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-col ft-column-odd ft-column-last"> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-row-top ft-cell-row-1" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> <FONT COLOR="E20018"><b>Lease/Rent</b></FONT> </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-cell-row-2" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> $4.95 /mo. </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-odd ft-cell-row-3" style=''> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> - </div> </div> </div> <div class="featuretable-cell ft-row-even ft-row-bottom ft-cell-row-4" style='height: 30px'> <div class="featuretable-cell-inner"> <div class="featuretable-cell-data"> - </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <!-- END: Modules Anywhere --> <p>Ready to go Faster?<br /><a href="index.php?option=com_proforms&view=form&jid=1&Itemid=293"><img alt="sign-up-now" src="images/sign-up-now.png" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">Each Internet plan includes Internet connection, an unlimited internet account, 5 email addresses, free junk email filtering and free virus protection.</span><br /><span style="font-size: 8pt;">DSL speeds are measured from your local computer to a server that hosts the bandwidth meter test software. Because of circuit losses incurred in facilities from our equipment to your home, distance from your home to the server and other internet related losses, your bandwidth speed will never be equal to the Internet circuit speed that you ordered. For example, a 3 MB Internet circuit will never measure a full 3 MB but will more likely test at 2.9 MB. You may also perform the test 10 times and get 10 different readings.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">View our <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=83&Itemid=200">Open Internet Policy</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><!-- START: Snippets --><!-- Snippets Message: The snippet cannot be placed because it does not exist. --><!-- END: Snippets --></span></p></div> PC Repair 2011-10-17T13:43:55-06:00 2011-10-17T13:43:55-06:00 http://www.atcnet.net/pcrepair Kyle Bradshaw kbradshaw@atccomm.com <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Is your computer slowing to a crawl?&nbsp; Are programs freezing up and crashing?&nbsp; Do you keep getting pop-ups?&nbsp; Did you just purchase a new computer or buy some new software?</p></div><div class="K2FeedFullText"><p>ATC now offers premium, remote online computer support, eTech. &nbsp;Now from the comfort of your home allow an eTech technician to clean up, scan, repair and update your computer.&nbsp; Save the time and hassle of unplugging cables and hauling hardware to a shop only to wait up to a week to get a solution.</p> <p>eTech is a hands off support service that gives you immediate results from a trusted provider without the hassle.<br /> <br /> Call <strong>208.673.TECH / 208.527.TECH / 208.766.TECH</strong> to get started now.&nbsp; A valid credit card is required.</p> <h3><img style="float: left;" alt="etech-support-list" src="images/other-services/etech-support-list.gif" height="453" width="200" /><br />Packages:</h3> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><strong>e-Tech Tune Up&nbsp; $49.95 per instance</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;">Computers require periodic tune-ups to ensure they are functioning as well as possible. This package offers the end-user the tools to maximize their computer's ability. Let the experienced eTech Technicians get your PC back up to speed with the e-Tech tune-up.</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><strong>e-TechClean Up&nbsp; $79.95 per instance</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;">Technicians will scan the computer and remove common threats and spyware which can slow your computer to a crawl. This service will scan for imminent virus or spyware infections as well as proactively set up the computer to avoid future problems.</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;" class="subhead3"><strong>e-Tech Full System Review and Repair $99.95</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;" class="desc">If the problem is outside the scope of either of the first two options, then the e-Tech Full System Review and Repair is the answer. This package will offer the customer a higher level support solution which covers a broad spectrum of troubleshooting commonalities.</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;" class="subhead3"><strong>e-Tech Training $59.95</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;" class="desc">Technicians will assist end-users who have recently purchased a new computer or Mac or upgraded opearting systems and have questions. The training session will offer explanations of common tasks and questions about the new computer system. This includes pointers on configuring automatic updates as well as building multiple user accounts to protect sensitive data.</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;" class="subhead3"><strong>e-Tech Premier $159.95/year or $69.95 + $12.95/month</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;" class="desc">The premier support plan provides an unlimited technical support option for any of the services e-Tech offers. This plan offers the customer access to the e-Tech technical staff as often as needed in order to assist with any type of enhanced service.</p> <h3>Our Computer Support is:</h3> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em><strong>FAST</strong></em> Most of the computer problems are resolved within 30 minutes</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em><strong>CONVENIENT</strong></em> Everything to solve your computer problem is performed remotely</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em><strong>GUARANTEED</strong></em> If you are not happy with our service,&nbsp; eTech will refund your fee</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Is your computer slowing to a crawl?&nbsp; Are programs freezing up and crashing?&nbsp; Do you keep getting pop-ups?&nbsp; Did you just purchase a new computer or buy some new software?</p></div><div class="K2FeedFullText"><p>ATC now offers premium, remote online computer support, eTech. &nbsp;Now from the comfort of your home allow an eTech technician to clean up, scan, repair and update your computer.&nbsp; Save the time and hassle of unplugging cables and hauling hardware to a shop only to wait up to a week to get a solution.</p> <p>eTech is a hands off support service that gives you immediate results from a trusted provider without the hassle.<br /> <br /> Call <strong>208.673.TECH / 208.527.TECH / 208.766.TECH</strong> to get started now.&nbsp; A valid credit card is required.</p> <h3><img style="float: left;" alt="etech-support-list" src="images/other-services/etech-support-list.gif" height="453" width="200" /><br />Packages:</h3> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><strong>e-Tech Tune Up&nbsp; $49.95 per instance</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;">Computers require periodic tune-ups to ensure they are functioning as well as possible. This package offers the end-user the tools to maximize their computer's ability. Let the experienced eTech Technicians get your PC back up to speed with the e-Tech tune-up.</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><strong>e-TechClean Up&nbsp; $79.95 per instance</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;">Technicians will scan the computer and remove common threats and spyware which can slow your computer to a crawl. This service will scan for imminent virus or spyware infections as well as proactively set up the computer to avoid future problems.</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;" class="subhead3"><strong>e-Tech Full System Review and Repair $99.95</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;" class="desc">If the problem is outside the scope of either of the first two options, then the e-Tech Full System Review and Repair is the answer. This package will offer the customer a higher level support solution which covers a broad spectrum of troubleshooting commonalities.</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;" class="subhead3"><strong>e-Tech Training $59.95</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;" class="desc">Technicians will assist end-users who have recently purchased a new computer or Mac or upgraded opearting systems and have questions. The training session will offer explanations of common tasks and questions about the new computer system. This includes pointers on configuring automatic updates as well as building multiple user accounts to protect sensitive data.</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;" class="subhead3"><strong>e-Tech Premier $159.95/year or $69.95 + $12.95/month</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;" class="desc">The premier support plan provides an unlimited technical support option for any of the services e-Tech offers. This plan offers the customer access to the e-Tech technical staff as often as needed in order to assist with any type of enhanced service.</p> <h3>Our Computer Support is:</h3> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em><strong>FAST</strong></em> Most of the computer problems are resolved within 30 minutes</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em><strong>CONVENIENT</strong></em> Everything to solve your computer problem is performed remotely</p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;"><em><strong>GUARANTEED</strong></em> If you are not happy with our service,&nbsp; eTech will refund your fee</p></div>